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Research Finds Bacteria Rich in Temperate Regions

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Research Finds Bacteria Rich in Temperate Regions

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Research Finds Bacteria Rich in Temperate Regions

Research Finds Bacteria Rich in Temperate Regions

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Tropical rainforests are often heralded as the ultimate in biodiversity. But new research shows that there are many more kinds of bacteria in temperate regions — even deserts — than the rainforest. Recent discoveries of bacterial diversity in the oceans also contradicts the traditional tropics-rich view of life. This has ramifications as scientists search for new antibiotics and medicines from bacteria.